Matt Zoller Seitz is the new editor-in-chief of RogerEbert.com

June 4, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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CHICAGO, June 4 (UPI) -- Pulitzer Prize-nominated film and television critic Matt Zoller Seitz has been named the new editor-in-chief of Chicago's RogerEbert.com film website.

Roger Ebert, the famed Chicago Sun-Times critic whose namesake website is an interactive portal for movie reviews and news, died in April after a long battle with cancer. He was 70.

Seitz, who lives in Brooklyn with his two children, is a filmmaker and TV critic for New York magazine and Vulture.com.

"It was critically important to me that the editor-in-chief for RogerEbert.com have deep, high-touch experience in the world of film-making as well as film criticism. Matt is the total package," Chaz Ebert -- Ebert's wife, the owner of Ebert Digital and publisher of RogerEbert.com -- said in a statement Tuesday. "Roger and I envisioned the site as a bridge between critics and fans. Matt brings his own loyal followers and fans to help build on Roger's enduring legacy."

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